Te SAP for happy endings and when thinks such as what occurred in this novel happen it infuriates me The ending just reallymade me mad okayAll in all a really good book if you re into gossip and scandal and all that juicy stuff that I m into to I recommend it but hey I warned you about the ending 1 The Luxe 2 Rumours 5This book begins the same way as its predecessor an unknown narrator telling
"us about an "about an and then whisking us back a few weeks prior its predecessor an unknown narrator telling us about an event and then whisking us back a few weeks prior see the events that have led up to it In The Luxe the character I hated the most was Penelope but in this one it was Lina She was selfish self obsessed and naive This book in particular the ending seemed to take things to the extreme leaving the realms of reality and ramatising everything Despite my problems this series continues to hook me with its Inside Academia dark andelicious secrets gossip and Protest Politics in the Marketplace descriptions of high society life The logical part of my brain is begging me to just DNF this series but I have to know what happens I am continually surprised by the strength of the writing in this series The addictive style of it combined with the audio narration helped me get through it faster than I expected Without the audiobook however I would likely have DNF ed it So this was betrayal It was like being left alone in theesert at Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy dusk without water or warmth It left your mouthry and will broken It sapped your tears and made you hollow If you enjoy gossip girl CW shows or pretty The Exposition of Artistic Research dresses and ugly secrets I would recommend this series hesitantly it was probably uite groundbreaking when it was published in 2008 but itoesn t completely stand up today It is with a great ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) deal of shame that I confess to finding this book and series so freakin entertaining But alas I am hooked on this garbage I would even claim to love it if it weren t for the obsessive mentions of clothing Some pagesrown in silk satin and lamb skin gloves I Shallow Grave didn t know they made lambskin gloves for hands Regardless after a very slow start and 150 pages Rumors finally began to pick up speed and ended rather spectacularly though abruptlyThings we now know arePenelope is an evil tart with no pride or morals Diana is childish and a bit self absorbed though I suppose that is part of her charm I guess we are meant to feel sympathy towards her as she has lost her beloved Henry after he was forced to marry the evil Penelope in order to save his beloved s reputation once knowledge of their fornication on a bear skin rug was conveyed to Penelope via Lina Long story you will have to read the book foretailsElizabeth is completely stupid and naive but somehow I still manage to like her I on t know why She finally found her happy ending with Will then ruined it when she finds out about her mother s ailing health As if she could o something she and Will go back to New York where they provide no help Couldn t have seen that one coming Once Elizabeth s mother confirms that she and Will are basically useless and therefore must leave New York they set out to o just that Sadly they never make it as all of New York are under the
impression that Will kidnapped Elizabeth and thus kill him stone ead in a train station Normallythat Will kidnapped Elizabeth and thus kill him stone The Pocket Guide to Action dead in a train station Normally sort of scene would make me cry but as it were I was overtaken with a fit of the gigglesLina could fall off a bridge and I would not care She now has a benefactor which is kinda creepy who she scored after confessing to Tristan that she was pennil The ending Nope Not cool. Nd breeding counts gossip is the new currency As old friends become rivals Manhattan's mostazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past In this Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) delicious seuel to The Luxe nothing isangerous than a scandal or precious than a secre. .
This was another interesting installment in the series The stakes are getting higher for some of the characters and I m interested to see how the events at the end will play out in the next book While Ms Godberson won t be winning any awards for her writing soon how many times can anger or rage burn Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide down the back of her throat weird sounds like reflux to me When sheescribes the men at the ball with their heads looking like soft boiled eggs above their me When she Introduction to African American Studies describes the men at the ball with their heads looking like soft boiled eggs above their Weird again She can produce a good soap opera type book The plot was interesting enough that Iidn t even realize that I was 250 pages into the book I find the most interesting part for me is the whole Diana amazingly wonderfully fantastically goooodWARNING If you plan to read the first one The Luxe you might not want to read this because it gives away info from the end of the first book just fyiManhattan 1899 The rama amongst the most admired people in Manhattan s social scene continues in this gripping seuel Rumors by
Anna Godbersen I Chose ToGodbersen I chose to this book because I read the first one recommended by my sisters and had to know what was going to happen next This book is filled with rama and unexpected twists and turns Elizabeth and Diana Holland are two sisters high in Manhattan s social scene Elizabeth is thought to be Alcohol Addiction dead but there are rumors that she may still be alive Secrets about the Holland family s financial problems start to unfold and the family s social status is inanger Diana and Henry Schoonmaker are in love but they are faced with a great problem Henry was Elizabeth s fianc and now that Elizabeth is out of the picture Penelope Elizabeth s former best friend is taking the chance to try and have Henry all for herself As the Mobilizing New York drama spreads the Holland family s problems increase and Diana s fight for Henry seems impossible to winThe central conflict in this book is man vs society The Holland family is struggling to keep their place in society and Elizabeth and Diana are struggling to keep their family secrets from their backstabbing friend Penelope and former maid Lina Now that Elizabeth is gone Penelope takes the chance to take everything that was Elizabeth s for herself which could ultimately lead to ruining the Holland family The Holland s fight against society to make sure theyo not fall into ruin The theme in this book is that society hinders the individual from achieving what they Aspects of South African Literature desire the most Elizabeth wanted to marry Will Keller the one she ran away with when she was supposedlyead However society would interfere and would not accept her Man this book was painful to read I thought I would scream if I had to read about Diana s heart shaped face one time The author seems to think every noun must always be paired with a lavish adjective And she could be way too The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused descriptive when it came to clothing and luxury items Focus on your characters and less on their clothing As for the characters I can t say I was particularly enad with any of them Diana who seemed to fit the Unconventional Independent Girl mold in the first book was reduced to aependent lovesick mess Penelope is irritating for obvious reasons and I had no patience for Henry Elizabeth is somewhat sympathetic but all of her chapters basically consisted of Social Media in Academia descriptions of how much she loved Will I really liked Will but he was way too saintly He could have used a lotepth and character Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream development And Lina well Lina is annoyingThe only reason I cou. After bidding good bye to New York's brightest star Elizabeth Holland rumors continue to fly about her untimelyemise All eyes are on those closest to the Orality in Igbo (African) Literature dearlyeparted her mischievous sister Diana now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most noto. Ld finish the book is because I Hate Abandoning Books Halfway Through And The abandoning books halfway through and the itself was enough of a soap opera that I wanted to see how things panned out But at one point I was so frustrated with
plot that I skipped to the ending that I could hopefully finish out the book in a better frame of mind That plan backfired though because the ending was ridiculous Maybe I just can t comprehend such a stifling society as one who lives in the 21st century but I wished the Holland sisters would get over themselves and just move West with their guys so they could get away from stupid societyUgh Want to see bookish things from me Check out my YouTube channel pacing of this book was much better than the first I liked the scandal and gossip The writing style is easy to read and flows nicely Definitely better than the 1st book but nothing special The ending pissed me off and I am NOT HAPPY with the Modern English in Action (Level 12) developments I m going to read the next in the series so that I can find out what happens next I am stunnedI have a rule about never moving on in a series if I rate the first book 3 or less stars but I have broken that rule and I m so glad Iid Rumors is Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms definitely better than Luxe It sark shocking and sickeningly The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions delicious If you re not sure about moving on in the series I m here to tell you to go for it But it s not for the faint of heart not only is there not a happy ending but it s all around worst case scenario for everyone The characters augh I loathe them and yet am also addicted to them Penelope is one of the worst antagonists I ve ever come across She is simply intolerable She is relentless and cutthroat stopping at nothing nothing to obtain what she perceives as rightfully hersDiana is someone I struggled with throughout the whole novel but in the end my heart went out to her entirely She is childish impulsive and also a little bit lovelyElizabeth What Were You Thinking I am heartbroken for this silly romantic girlLina is someone who is still uite removed from the story She s uietly infiltrated society from the outside and I imagine she will play a much larger role in Envy I m not entirely sold on her yet but I admire her boldness and I hope that she assists in theestruction of PenelopeHenry is very weak and I spent a large part of the book feeling very annoyed that two girls were fighting tooth and nail to win his affectionThe ending as many others have said is really terrible But I respect Anna Godbersen s The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal decision to go there There are two other books in the Luxe series and I imagine everyone will get what s coming to them in the end particularly Penelope good God I love to see her fall from grace very very hard MmI m really torn with this bookOkay this book was good Really good Which is shocking because I found the first one to be a tad bit boring I Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture don t know why but this one is SO MUCH BETTER Maybe it is because the authoridn t have explain too much and could just The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) dive right into all the scandals of 1899 Manhattan Ah boyid I eat it up Each character s story line was really interesting and eachthe plot that i skipped to the ending
Had Their Own Distinct Voicetheir own Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, distinct voice was justreally fantasticBUT Oh yes the but I m sure I m not the only one who is completely flabbergasted by THE ENDING OF THIS NOVEL HOW IN THE WORLD WHYYY WHAT WAS GODBERSEN THINKING WHEN SHE WROTE THE LAST FEW CHAPTERSHonestly I am in no way a fan of the ending It sucked I hated it Iidn t see the point in it yet it happened I m sorry I am a comple. Rious cad Henry Schoon maker the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes poised to claim all that her best friend left behindâ€”including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid Lina Broud who The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu discovers that while money matters